cósta

See also: costa and costà

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Middle English and Anglo-Norman coste, from Latin costa ‎(edge).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cósta m ‎(genitive singular cósta, nominative plural cóstaí)

  1. coast
    Tháinig cabhlach na banríona ar chóstaí na hÉireann.
    The queen's navy arrived at the Irish coasts.
    cósta garbh sna Rosa.
    The coast of the Rosses is rough (lit. There is a rough coast in the Rosses).
  2. outermost fringe
    cóstaí na cruinne‎ ― the outermost fringes of the world

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cósta chósta gcósta
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "cósta" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • cósta” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “cósta” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
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